• Lindsay

    Animals on the homestead

    We love our animals and they make our lives SO much more enjoyable!   Now…. Since we live off the grid we expect everything to earn it’s keep!   Our Animals included! DOGS Our Boris is the watchdog. He likes to stick by the house and never strays when he is out with us in the woods. He is big and strong, but he knows the chickens are off limits and almost always keeps the desire to chase them at bay. He is a rescue dog who was 9 months old when we got him 5 years ago. He is a big sweet heart with all people and loves kids.…

  • Denise

    Puppies for Spring!

    Ahh yes, springtime is upon us here in the wicked tundra (FINALLY!!!) and with that comes a little bit of madness, dontcha think?  At least, for those of us who suffer from varying degrees of vitamin D deficiency, anyway.  So, what with all of the normal chaos that comes with this season (for me particularly it includes: seedlings, garden planning [and buying!], school wrapping up for the children, and girding my loins for the summer ahead) I decided to spice it up a bit and add a PUPPY!! Yes, yes, she is deliciously adorable, is she not?  We over here are incredibly excited, as one can expect.  Let me give…

  • Drinks

    Best Oranges for Mimosas

    Spring is here (ok, maybe not in Minnesota, where some of us are currently battling a winter storm, but SOMEONE must be experiencing a little spring…) and the warmer weather brings light, levity and….brunches!  And what is our favorite thing to drink at brunch….mimosas!  Well, it is my favorite thing to drink at brunch, anyway.  And what if you are hosting a smaller little soiree and want to fancy things up a bit?  Which orange would be the best option to serve to your guests?  Luckily, I took one for the team, juiced up some oranges and tried it out!  And to keep it scientific, I had my kids join…

  • Gardening

    5 Tips to Ordering Seeds

    The arrival of seed catalogs in the dead of winter is such pure joy for these two sisters that we believe it should be a holiday!  Dee and I had our first annual Seed Celebration this February, where we discussed last years’ gardens, selected seeds for this year and enjoyed some snacks and libations.  Oh yeah, we also hatched the plan to start this blog!  Definitely seems like an annual tradition to us. In honor of our new, totally made up holiday, we bring to you The Top 5 Ways to Succeed When Ordering Seeds… Order seed catalogs from similar climates as you This year we ordered from Seed Treasures,…